Convenience Distribution Assn. - formerly AWMA

Convenience Distribution Assn. - formerly AWMA The Convenience Distribution Association, formerly AWMA, represents convenience distributors and their trading partners.
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CDA is the place to come to when convenience distributors need information on legislative and regulatory issues; operations and logistics; management techniques, such as category management; and expanding product categories, like foodservice. CDA offers various forums that bring together convenience distributors and their trading partners, allowing them to discuss issues of importance.

September is #WeCardAwarenessMonth, and CDA and many others are helping retailers prevent the sale of age-restricted pro...
09/06/2018

September is #WeCardAwarenessMonth, and CDA and many others are helping retailers prevent the sale of age-restricted products to minors. More Info: http://www.wecard.org

Happy Labor Day from all of us at CDA!
09/03/2018

Happy Labor Day from all of us at CDA!

Don't miss tomorrow's Food Safety Sharing Call! Heidi Wietjes, dir., nutrition services, Cash-Wa Dist., & Greg Cassens, ...
08/20/2018

Don't miss tomorrow's Food Safety Sharing Call! Heidi Wietjes, dir., nutrition services, Cash-Wa Dist., & Greg Cassens, food safety manager, Dot Foods, will give an update on the latest in food regulation, followed by open discussion. Aug. 21, 1 PM ET. https://goo.gl/NiQay6

Register for CDA's Food Safety Peer Sharing Call! Heidi Wietjes, dir., nutrition services, Cash-Wa Dist., & Greg Cassens...
08/10/2018

Register for CDA's Food Safety Peer Sharing Call! Heidi Wietjes, dir., nutrition services, Cash-Wa Dist., & Greg Cassens, food safety manager, Dot Foods, will give an update on the latest in food regulation, followed by open discussion. Aug. 21, 1 PM ET. https://goo.gl/NiQay6

Congratulations to CDA's 2018 Ray Foley Memorial Scholarship winners! Carmen Carias-Romero (daughter of Nobila Romero, S...
08/09/2018

Congratulations to CDA's 2018 Ray Foley Memorial Scholarship winners! Carmen Carias-Romero (daughter of Nobila Romero, Southco Distributing) and Brandon Bentley (son of Barry Bentley, Eby-Brown) will each receive $5,000 towards their college tuitions! https://goo.gl/CLC2ac

08/03/2018
Registration Open for Marketplace 19

Registration is open for Convenience Distribution Marketplace 2019! The event, to be held at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX, features education that is targeted and innovative, and we’ve added more networking and exciting new events!

More info & registration: https://goo.gl/hnqpBD

The 2018 Employee Compensation Report is now available online for CDA members! Visit CDA's website to view this powerful...
07/31/2018

The 2018 Employee Compensation Report is now available online for CDA members! Visit CDA's website to view this powerful cross-industry study of compensation and benefits programs at wholesale distribution companies across the country. https://goo.gl/6vUDwj

Congratulations to CDA's Carrie Abernathy, vp, thought leadership & strategy, for being named as one of Meetings Today m...
07/11/2018

Congratulations to CDA's Carrie Abernathy, vp, thought leadership & strategy, for being named as one of Meetings Today magazine's 20 Meeting Trendsetters of 2018, a list honoring agents of change who are propelling their industry forward. https://goo.gl/JFqo4P

Imperial Trading Co. has purchased the stock of GRAD, Inc., parent company of S. Abraham & Sons (SAS). SAS and the corpo...
07/06/2018

Imperial Trading Co. has purchased the stock of GRAD, Inc., parent company of S. Abraham & Sons (SAS). SAS and the corporate office & distribution centers in Grand Rapids and Indianapolis will continue to service all customers with no interruptions. https://goo.gl/vbBngC

As we celebrate our nation's freedom, CDA would like to wish everyone a great 4th of July!
07/04/2018

As we celebrate our nation's freedom, CDA would like to wish everyone a great 4th of July!

July 10, 1 PM. https://goo.gl/iVMrUQDon't miss CDA's next Women's Leadership webinar. In "Attracting Women to Non-Tradit...
06/26/2018

July 10, 1 PM. https://goo.gl/iVMrUQ

Don't miss CDA's next Women's Leadership webinar. In "Attracting Women to Non-Tradition Careers", Ellen Voie, Women in Trucking Assn., will explore how to attract and retain women in a male-dominated career field.

CDA members: have you registered for tomorrow's 1 PM ET webinar, "Purpose & Leadership: How Knowing Your Purpose Will Be...
06/18/2018

CDA members: have you registered for tomorrow's 1 PM ET webinar, "Purpose & Leadership: How Knowing Your Purpose Will Benefit You & Your Company"? It's not too late! Register now! https://goo.gl/9CqKcr

Webinar: "Purpose & Leadership: How Knowing Your Purpose will Benefit You & Your Company"When: June 19, 1 PM ETRegister:...
06/05/2018

Webinar: "Purpose & Leadership: How Knowing Your Purpose will Benefit You & Your Company"
When: June 19, 1 PM ET
Register: https://goo.gl/9CqKcr

In this webinar, part of CDA's Business & Best Practices Series, Rachael Monroe Melot will dive into why purpose and leadership go hand-in-hand and will provide real takeaways to implement to your current company culture.

Congratulations to our very own Kimberly Bolin, CDA president & CEO, for being named as one of the Convenience Store New...
05/24/2018

Congratulations to our very own Kimberly Bolin, CDA president & CEO, for being named as one of the Convenience Store News Top Women in Convenience! It is very well deserved! #TWIC https://goo.gl/HPZ5xq

CDA's own Carrie Abernathy, vp, thought leadership & strategy, will be honored tonight by the Professional Convention Ma...
05/02/2018

CDA's own Carrie Abernathy, vp, thought leadership & strategy, will be honored tonight by the Professional Convention Management Association - PCMA Education Foundation as a Professional Excellence Award Finalist at the 2018 Visionary Awards. https://goo.gl/jE2eL6

We're so proud of your past accomplishments and are excited to be a part of your future. Good luck tonight!

CDBX Distributor Registration Deadline is May 4!Sept. 23-26 in ChicagoTo Register and for Info: https://goo.gl/BWXnxMJus...
04/30/2018
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CDBX Distributor Registration Deadline is May 4!
Sept. 23-26 in Chicago
To Register and for Info: https://goo.gl/BWXnxM

Just days remain to register your distributor team(s) for the 2018 Convenience Distribution Business Exchange (CDBX): the ultimate business exchange event for convenience products wholesale distributors. CDBX gives your company the opportunity for dozens of strategic, top-to-top meetings with your most important trading partners over the course of just 2 ½ days.

CDA Members: the Quarter 2 issue of Convenience Distribution™ magazine, live online today and arriving in your mailbox...
04/26/2018

CDA Members: the Quarter 2 issue of Convenience Distribution™ magazine, live online today and arriving in your mailboxes next week, features a complete wrap-up and pictorial of February's Convenience Distribution Marketplace, an inside look at warehouse innovations, a look into distributors' branded foodservice programs and much more.

Visit CDA's website to view the issue: https://goo.gl/ZM6q6j

Congressman Scott Taylor, representing the 2nd District of Virginia, today visited CDA member Atlantic Dominion Distribu...
03/29/2018

Congressman Scott Taylor, representing the 2nd District of Virginia, today visited CDA member Atlantic Dominion Distributors, Va. Beach, VA, to talk to employees, learn about their business and hear about issues affecting our industry. Thank you, Congressman Taylor, for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit Atlantic Dominion!

CDA Distributor Members - interested in hosting an elected official at your facility? Visit our website for more info: https://goo.gl/QCKPfH

03/08/2018
The 2018 Convenience Distribution Marketplace

Thanks to all the attendees, exhibitors and sponsors who made last week’s Convenience Distribution Marketplace a successful event for the convenience products wholesale distribution industry. Marketplace’s targeted, distributor-focused education, great networking and active trade show floor resulted in a fun, informative and profitable time for all in attendance. We extend a very special thank you to Marketplace’s exhibitors and sponsors: your support of Marketplace and the distributor is so critical to all we do!

This year's Convenience Distribution Marketplace was a great show filled with networking, education, and a busy, one-day Marketplace floor. Check out this video…

Congratulations to industry veteran Paul Auger for his induction into CDA's Hall of Fame at this year's Convenience Dist...
02/27/2018

Congratulations to industry veteran Paul Auger for his induction into CDA's Hall of Fame at this year's Convenience Distribution Marketplace! It is certainly very well deserved.

PR: https://goo.gl/fC5mAo
Video: https://goo.gl/fx4ktu

CDA Webinar- "Fully Understanding Potential Amazon Effects on the Convenience Channel"March 6, 1 PM ETRegister: https://...
02/20/2018

CDA Webinar- "Fully Understanding Potential Amazon Effects on the Convenience Channel"

March 6, 1 PM ET
Register: https://goo.gl/9bv9Mg
Info: https://goo.gl/EvPqfs

Amazon’s ambition for selling both physical and digital products is boundless. In this webinar, presented by Bruce Merrifield, WayPoint Analytics, understand how Amazon's 9-and-growing, reinforcing, digital platforms will disrupt all traditional channels. Then, have three strategies to minimize sales losses to Amazon; experiment with ways to partner Amazon; and have your own more customer-centric digital strategy.

It's Time to Register for CDA's 2018 Day on the Hill Register: https://goo.gl/PZMnJqMore Info: https://goo.gl/ma255pEnsu...
02/19/2018

It's Time to Register for CDA's 2018 Day on the Hill

Register: https://goo.gl/PZMnJq
More Info: https://goo.gl/ma255p

Ensure that your voice is heard by attending CDA’s Annual Day on the Hill on May 15-16, 2018. This is the perfect opportunity to meet with Members of Congress and be powerful advocates for the convenience distribution industry.

There is still time to pre-register for the Convenience Distribution Marketplace, Feb. 26-28, 2018 in Orlando, FL! Howev...
02/15/2018

There is still time to pre-register for the Convenience Distribution Marketplace, Feb. 26-28, 2018 in Orlando, FL! However, our special networking events, being held on Monday, Feb. 26, including the CDA Golf Tournament, are about to close for new participants, so register today to ensure you're included in the fun!

Register: https://goo.gl/36Vhjx
General Info: https://goo.gl/nXE36n
Marketplace Networking Events Info: https://goo.gl/34axFS

CDA members have access to The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession -- a 2 ½ day sales training course focused on pract...
02/06/2018

CDA members have access to The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession -- a 2 ½ day sales training course focused on practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines for sales professionals and productive sales teams.

Info: https://goo.gl/CYm1mZ
Dates: March 6-8; May 15-17; Aug. 14-16; Nov. 13-15

Look for the Quarter 1 issue of Convenience Distribution magazine in your mailboxes next week! CDA members can also read...
02/02/2018

Look for the Quarter 1 issue of Convenience Distribution magazine in your mailboxes next week! CDA members can also read the latest issue of the magazine in a streamlined web viewing platform on CDA's website: https://goo.gl/BNu7Gi

This issue features a profile of CDA’s 2018 chair, Kevin Barney, an in-depth industry outlook, a great story on Paul Auger, who will be inducted into CDA’s Hall of Fame later this month, and more great features.

Distributors: Don’t Miss The Celebration of the Convenience Distribution IndustryRegister: https://goo.gl/36VhjxMore I...
01/29/2018

Distributors: Don’t Miss The Celebration of the Convenience Distribution Industry

Register: https://goo.gl/36Vhjx
More Info: https://goo.gl/nXE36n

Be a part of the only national celebration of the convenience products distribution industry: 2018's Convenience Distribution Marketplace, February 26-28 in Orlando, FL. Highlights include an extensive line up of distributor-focused education, the CDA Awards Luncheon where we will be inducting Paul Auger into the CDA Hall of Fame, the CDA Golf Tournament and a one-day Marketplace floor representing top and emerging trading partners and suppliers to convenience product wholesale distributors. Distributors can bring as many associates as they'd like for one low company registration fee. Register today and see you in Orlando!

CDA is a sponsor of the University of Innovative Distribution (UID), supported by Purdue University. Offered March 11-14...
01/26/2018
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CDA is a sponsor of the University of Innovative Distribution (UID), supported by Purdue University. Offered March 11-14, UID is a powerful, four-day concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry.

Congratulations to CDA's own Carrie Abernathy, VP, thought leadership & strategy, for being selected as a finalist for t...
01/25/2018

Congratulations to CDA's own Carrie Abernathy, VP, thought leadership & strategy, for being selected as a finalist for the PCMA 2018 Visionary Leadership Awards! The awards celebrate exceptional individual contributions to the business events industry. https://goo.gl/QHPs9J

Don’t miss CDA’s upcoming webinar, “What’s Hot in Distribution Technology,” with Dr. Tony Vercillo. November 1...
11/01/2017

Don’t miss CDA’s upcoming webinar, “What’s Hot in Distribution Technology,” with Dr. Tony Vercillo.

November 14, 1 PM ET. Register: https://goo.gl/j6o4yk

Dr. Vercillo, supply chain professor, California State University, and president of IMFC Consultants, will cover what’s hot in distribution technology, the integration tenets, remote access tracking, route engineering for productivity, as well as how to properly evaluate the ROI of a technology project.

10/13/2017

Thank you to the sponsors of the State Assn. Exec. Summit: RAI Trade Marketing Services Co. and Altria Group Distribution Co.!

Attendees enjoyed the view from the Hay-Adams hotel to kick off this year's State Assn. Executive Summit! https://t.co/A...
10/04/2017
CDA (formerly AWMA) on Twitter

Attendees enjoyed the view from the Hay-Adams hotel to kick off this year's State Assn. Executive Summit! https://t.co/AnywOkQkL8

“Attendees enjoyed the view from the Hay-Adams hotel to kick off this year's State Assn. Executive Summit!”

Thank you to Swisher Sweets for sponsoring this morning’s #CDBX17 breakfast. Now on to the meetings! https://t.co/I95C...
09/13/2017
CDA (formerly AWMA) on Twitter

Thank you to Swisher Sweets for sponsoring this morning’s #CDBX17 breakfast. Now on to the meetings! https://t.co/I95CWm0luE

“Thank you to Swisher Sweets for sponsoring this morning’s #CDBX17 breakfast. Now on to the meetings!”

#CDBX17 attendees relax and network after a productive day of meetings. Big thanks to RAI Trade Marketing Services Co. f...
09/12/2017
CDA (formerly AWMA) on Twitter

#CDBX17 attendees relax and network after a productive day of meetings. Big thanks to RAI Trade Marketing Services Co. for sponsoring! https://t.co/MSeDILFglc

“#CDBX17 attendees relax and network after a productive day of meetings. Big thanks to RAI Trade Marketing Services Co. for sponsoring!”

We look forward to the leadership of 2018 CDA Chair Kevin Barney, Atlantic Dominion Dist., as he takes over the CDA helm...
09/12/2017
CDA (formerly AWMA) on Twitter

We look forward to the leadership of 2018 CDA Chair Kevin Barney, Atlantic Dominion Dist., as he takes over the CDA helm in January! https://t.co/eYh3GhBJ6q

“We look forward to the leadership of 2018 CDA Chair Kevin Barney, Atlantic Dominion Dist., as he takes over the CDA helm in January!”

The #CDBX17 Awards Luncheon was a great event with a delicious menu, generously sponsored by The Hershey Co! https://t.c...
09/12/2017
CDA (formerly AWMA) on Twitter

The #CDBX17 Awards Luncheon was a great event with a delicious menu, generously sponsored by The Hershey Co! https://t.co/UyDArseqRA

“The #CDBX17 Awards Luncheon was a great event with a delicious menu, generously sponsored by The Hershey Co!”

Congratulations to Viv Penninti, @ims_MSA, for receiving CDA’s Dean of the Industry award! You are truly a dean of thi...
09/12/2017
CDA (formerly AWMA) on Twitter

Congratulations to Viv Penninti, @ims_MSA, for receiving CDA’s Dean of the Industry award! You are truly a dean of this industry! #CDBX17 https://t.co/OzIcNKoeKJ

“Congratulations to Viv Penninti, @ims_MSA, for receiving CDA’s Dean of the Industry award! You are truly a dean of this industry! #CDBX17”

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